I currently only work with
adults 19 years and older.

All sessions are by appointment only.

Sessions are currently being done online and on limited days
at this time.

Working in Tandem with You

As a counsellor, I am influenced by a variety of therapeutic approaches, techniques, and theology focusing on, but not limited to, the following:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:  CBT is a form of psychotherapy in which the therapist and client work together to identify and solve problems.  The work is focused on helping the client to overcome difficulties by changing their thinking, behavior and emotional responses through interventions both in and out of sessions. (www.beckinstitute.org)

Internal Family Systems: IFS is based on the theory and observation that we all have different parts of ourselves. These parts are influenced and shaped by events and experiences that either wound parts of ourselves, or make parts take on protective qualities. When these parts take on these roles and functions, it can affect how we live and how we interact with others. The goal of IFS is to help you to recognize, repair, and transform your relationships with these parts of yourself to create a better way of living, and to bring your Self back into leadership of your parts.  

Solution-Focused Therapy:
SFT believe that rather than focusing on the problem, we focus on solutions either found in the moment or rediscovered from our past successes. SFT work, explores the many ways a problem can be solved and working on building solutions based on your strengths, what has worked in the past, and new ideas for the present.

Person-Centered: Counselling is not only about looking at the past; it is also about building a sustainable future that is spiritually, intellectually and emotionally fulfilling. This may require an exploration of the transpersonal as well as the attitudes, behaviours, and feelings associated with everyday experience.  The real point is that the client already has the answers to the problems and the job of the counselor is to listen without making any judgements, without giving advice, and simply to help the client feel accepted and understand their own feelings.  (www.Person-Centered-Counselling.com)


Tandem Counselling

Counselling Services

Premarital Counselling

Many of our greatest life events often come with preparation and instruction. How you prepare for marriage can greatly increase the strength of one of your most important relationships. I have found that one life changing event that does not come with a lot of preparation is marriage. I have worked with many culturally and ethnically diverse couples to help them prepare intellectually, emotionally, physically, relationally and spiritually for this life fulfilling journey.  

We can explore topics and relationship concerns or explore a set plan of sessions designed to address the most important aspects of marital health.

Marital Health and Wellness
What if... a couple could work on their problems before the problems became too big to handle? Many couples come to counselling when their marriage begins to fall apart or when crisis hits. I believe in working towards prevention rather than intervention, or in other words, dealing with issues when they are small enough to be dealt with. Many irreconcilable differences were once reconcilable nuisances.

We can work on increasing intimacy, communication and developing closer connections, working through expectations and expressing needs, and resolving conflict and problem solving.

Communication and Relationships
I believe we all want to be connected with others, what could happen if your connections were stronger and richer? We all talk, but we don’t necessarily communicate. We can be around others and still feel lonely. What if you could connect deeper with the relationships that matter the most to you? We can explore what you desire in a fulfilling relationship and work on ways towards developing your relationships through personal growth, relationship building, and communication skills.

Parental Support
Being a parent is hard work. We all want what is best for our children, and even though we love them, sometimes they make us want to scream. Where do you go, and who do you turn to when parenting gets too much? I offer a safe place to vent and explore ways to help you and your child(ren) build a stronger relationship.

Grief and Loss Support
You don’t need to be alone in your grief. Grief and suffering are a part of life, and it is a vital part of living that holds a lot of significance to help us to experience love, value joy, and appreciate the time and the relationships we have. “Grief is not the loss of love, but it is the experience of loss in love.  Love is the fuel that drives grief, for if we did not love, we wouldn’t grieve, and it highlights for us the depth and capacity of the love we can experience and know.” (Dr. Sameet Kumar, 2005)

Grief does not have to be a part of your journey you take alone. Sometimes we need someone to support us, listen and bear testimony, and to be present within the pain. We can explore the spiritual and the practical aspects of making the life adjustments needed to heal, move forward, and remember while mourning the loss, and creating healing lasting memories.

Spiritual Direction and Christian Counselling
If faith is an important and vital aspect of your life, I can help you to incorporate and explore your life issues through both a faith-based and therapeutic-based repertoire (such as CBT, Reality and Person-Centered Therapy) as well as faith-based perspectives (such as theology, prayer, mindfulness, and faith-based teachings). Please request this in our first session if you desire to incorporate faith into your therapy relationship.

Working in Tandem for the Changes You Seek in Life

Working in Tandem with you:

  • Individual and Couple's counselling
  • Marital health & wellness
  • Life transition
  • General sadness & depression
  • Stress management & relaxation
  • Anxiety & fear
  • Life goal setting
  • Relationship building
  • Communication skills
  • Grief & mourning
  • Spiritual growth
  • Making changes to live well

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide and in need of immediate and urgent help, please call 911, or 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE), or your local crisis centre, 988, or go to your nearest hospital.

Both of the 310-6789 and 1-800-SUICIDE phone lines are available in over 140 languages using a language service.  Let them know which language you require.

Contact the BC Crisis Centre: https://crisiscentre.bc.ca/get-help/

  • Anywhere in BC 1-800-SUICIDE: 1-800-784-2433

  • Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789

  • Vancouver Coastal Regional Distress Line: 604-872-3311

  • Sunshine Coast/Sea to Sky: 1-866-661-3311

  • Seniors Distress Line: 604-872-1234

  • Online Chat Service for Youth: www.YouthInBC.com
    (Noon to 1 AM)

  • Online Chat Service for Adults: www.CrisisCentreChat.ca
    (Noon to 1 AM)